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Premodern Studies

The Premodern Studies Working Group is coordinated and funded by the Department of English. 

The University of Pennsylvania English department's Premodern Studies seminar fosters lively conversations about the literary, historical, and cultural materials of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, and the theoretical frameworks, critical perspectives, and methodologies we bring to bear upon those materials. Scholars – Penn English graduate students and faculty, as well as visiting academics – share drafts of article-length works-in-progress, offering participants a chance to make significant scholarly contributions in a relaxed environment. Our meetings foster an atmosphere of shared intellectual vigor, with conversations ranging in form and tone from Q&As and brainstorm sessions, to rigorous, constructive critiques of the papers within their broader critical contexts.  

During the 2021-2022 academic year, unless stated otherwise, all meetings will be at 4:30PM on Wednesdays in the Graduate Student Lounge (Fisher-Bennett Hall Room 330). 

Our listserv address is english-medren [@] You may contact one of this year's co-coordinators, George Perez (gmnperez [@] or Ariel Bates (batariel [@] to be subscribed to the listserv or to request more information. You may also subscribe to the list directly through the link at the bottom of this page. 



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